Welcome back and we hope that you all had a lovely relaxing Easter! We are looking forward to another busy and exciting term with lots of interesting and challenging learning opportunities.
This term we will continue our Mini – beasts topic, followed by ‘Let’s Go on a Safari’ and Animals, which is closely linked to our science work on animal habitats and classification. The children will be fascinated to learn about how animals are grouped and about their similarities and differences. We have found that children are really enthusiastic to share what they already know, and learn all sorts of amazing new information! The children have already impressed us with their art work this year and this term they will explore African art with a variety of media. In English we will be writing a range of fiction and non-fiction pieces and exploring alliterative poetry. We will read a range of texts and continue to learn how to answer different types of comprehension questions. As you know, there is now a greater focus on grammar and spellings. We will continue with our phonics and reading sessions too.
In maths we will be learning about volume, mass, capacity, temperature and lines and surfaces. Reasoning is a big focus now and getting children to work methodically and explain how they work is more important than ever.
Help your child at home by getting them to explain what they have been doing in class, testing them on the times tables and telling the time and discussing different fractions of shapes and amounts (½, ¼ & ⅓).
In science we will be learning about animal classification and habitats. We will be carrying out investigations and also growing and caring for plants.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. PE is on Wednesdays and Thursday’s.
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Your child will read with an adult in school at least once week and we expect them to read at home with an adult every evening. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- Please record the reading that you do with your child in the yellow reading diary. This is an excellent way to share information about your child’s reading.
- Encourage your child to write in their homework book as often as possible. This can include: writing sentences using keywords, writing about their reading book, creating or retelling a familiar story or weekend news.
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
- We welcome parent volunteers so please do let us know if you are able to help in the class or on trips.
- Please turn off all mobiles before entering the school grounds as we are a mobile free zone.